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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774817/bladder-reconstruction-with-bowel-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-ileocystoplasty-with-mitrofanoff-appendicovesicostomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Nimrod S Barashi, Maria Veronica Rodriguez, Vignesh T Packiam, Mohan S Gundeti
Neurogenic bladder occur as a consequence of several conditions, most commonly posterior urethral valves syndrome, spina bifida, tethered cord, sacral agenesis, and Arnold-Chiari malformation. It is characterized by diminished bladder capacity and/or reduced compliance, associated with high-pressure voiding that can lead to deterioration of renal function if left untreated. When medical management fails, bladder reconstruction with bowel (aumentation ileocystoplasty) becomes the treatment of choice for these patients...
May 2018: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774710/-prevalence-of-acid-burns-among-asylum-seekers-hosted-in-an-initial-reception-centre-as-an-example-of-health-assessment-in-a-fragile-population
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Fulvio Ricceri, Veronica Sciannameo, Federico De Michelis, Lucia Perucca, Luisa Mondo, Roberto Raffaele Pepe, Carlotta Sacerdote
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the prevalence of acid burns among asylum seekers hosted in an initial reception centre and to evaluate if the prevalence is reduced after the introduction of the European Union (EU) regulation No. 29 (14th September 2016) that indirectly reduced the permanence time of the subjects on board of boats. DESIGN: cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 10,627 asylum seekers hosted in the centre for initial reception of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Regions (Northern Italy) between June 2016 and May 2017...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774450/the-burden-of-prostate-cancer-in-trinidad-and-tobago-one-of-the-highest-mortality-rates-in-the-world
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Wayne A Warner, Tammy Y Lee, Fang Fang, Adana A M Llanos, Smriti Bajracharya, Vasavi Sundaram, Kimberly Badal, Vandana Devika Sookdeo, Veronica Roach, Marjorie Lamont-Greene, Camille Ragin, Simeon Slovacek, Krishan Ramsoobhag, Jasmine Brown, Timothy R Rebbeck, Ravi Maharaj, Bettina F Drake
PURPOSE: In Trinidad and Tobago (TT), prostate cancer (CaP) is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the leading cause of cancer deaths among men. TT currently has one of the highest CaP mortality rates in the world. METHODS: 6,064 incident and 3,704 mortality cases of CaP occurring in TT from January 1995 to 31 December 2009 reported to the Dr. Elizabeth Quamina Cancer population-based cancer registry for TT, were analyzed to examine CaP survival, incidence, and mortality rates and trends by ancestry and geography...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774325/effect-of-halogen-dopants-on-the-properties-of-li-2-o-2-is-chloride-special
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Henry A Cortes, Verónica L Vildosola, María Andrea Barral, Horacio R Corti
There is consensus on the fact that one of the main limitations of Li air batteries (LABs) is the insulating character of Li2O2 and that it becomes crucial to explore new conduction paths. Recent studies indicate that doping with chloride increases the ion conductivity of Li2O2, although to a much lesser extent than expected if chloride is assumed to be a donor dopant [Gerbig et al., Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 3129]. Subsequently, it has been shown that the addition of lithium chloride, LiCl, to the battery electrolyte increases its discharge capacity, while this effect is not observed with other halogens [Matsuda et al...
May 18, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774022/acute-zika-virus-infection-in-an-endemic-area-shows-modest-proinflammatory-systemic-immunoactivation-and-cytokine-symptom-associations
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Jéssica Barletto de Sousa Barros, Paulo Alex Neves da Silva, Rosemary de Carvalho Rocha Koga, Patrícia Gonzalez-Dias, José Rodrigues Carmo Filho, Patrícia Resende Alo Nagib, Verônica Coelho, Helder I Nakaya, Simone Gonçalves Fonseca, Irmtraut Araci Hoffmann Pfrimer
An early immune response to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection may determine its clinical manifestation and outcome, including neurological effects. However, low-grade and transient viremia limits the prompt diagnosis of acute ZIKV infection. We have investigated the plasma cytokine, chemokine, and growth factor profiles of 36 individuals from an endemic area displaying different symptoms such as exanthema, headache, myalgia, arthralgia, fever, hyperemia, swelling, itching, and nausea during early-phase infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773645/the-hippo-pathway-effector-wwtr1-regulates-cardiac-wall-maturation-in-zebrafish
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Jason K H Lai, Michelle M Collins, Veronica Uribe, Vanesa Jiménez-Amilburu, Stefan Günther, Hans-Martin Maischein, Didier Y R Stainier
Cardiac trabeculation is a highly regulated process that starts with the delamination of compact layer cardiomyocytes. The Hippo signaling pathway has been implicated in cardiac development but many questions remain. We have investigated the role of Wwtr1, a nuclear effector of the Hippo pathway, in zebrafish and find that its loss leads to reduced cardiac trabeculation. However, in mosaic animals, wwtr1-/- cardiomyocytes contribute more frequently than wwtr1+/- cardiomyocytes to the trabecular layer of wild-type hearts...
May 17, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772584/survival-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-bovine-or-porcine-valve-prostheses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Natalie Glaser, Veronica Jackson, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Ulrik Sartipy
BACKGROUND:  Bovine and porcine bioprostheses are commonly used for surgical aortic valve replacement. It is unknown if the long-term survival differs between the two valve types.We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare survival in patients who underwent aortic valve replacement and received a bovine or a porcine prosthesis. METHODS:  We performed a systematic search of Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. Cohort studies that compared survival between patients who underwent aortic valve replacement and received either a bovine or a porcine bioprosthesis and that reported overall long-term survival with hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were included...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772560/impact-of-sugar-on-the-body-brain-and-behavior
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Clara R Freeman, Amna Zehra, Veronica Ramirez, Corinde E Wiers, Nora D Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang
Sugar is highly palatable and rewarding, both in its taste and nutritive input. Excessive sugar consumption, however, may trigger neuroadaptations in the reward system that decouple eating behavior from caloric needs and leads to compulsive overeating. Excessive sugar intake is in turn associated with adverse health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory diseases. This review aims to use recent evidence to connect sugar's impact on the body, brain, and behavior to elucidate how and why sugar consumption has been implicated in addictive behaviors and poor health outcomes...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771832/growth-factors-release-from-concentrated-growth-factors-effect-of-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-addition
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Veronica Bonazza, Christopher Hajistilly, Dinker Patel, Jatan Patel, Rita Woo, Marco Angelo Cocchi, Barbara Buffoli, Davide Lancini, Ezio Gheno, Rita Rezzani, Sadia Jahanzeb, Adrian Hunnisett, Maher Almasri, Alberta Greco Lucchina, Matteo Brucoli, Carmen Mortellaro, Luigi Fabrizio Rodella
BACKGROUND: Platelet concentrates represent a new approach to improve tissue regeneration and can be used alone or together with autogenous bone, recombinant human growth factors, and/or other biomaterials, to enhance tissue regeneration. Among platelet concentrates, concentrated growth factors (CGFs) exhibit an interesting clinical and biotechnological application potential. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro release of 4 growth factors (bone morphogenetic proteins [BMP] -2, BMP-7, transforming growth factor [TGF] -β1, and insulin-like growth factor [IGF] -1) by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique, in CGFs mixed or not with β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP), using or not the Round-up device, at different times...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771810/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-vs-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-in-the-treatment-of-low-and-middle-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Roberto Persiani, Alberto Biondi, Francesco Pennestrì, Valeria Fico, Veronica De Simone, Flavio Tirelli, Francesco Santullo, Domenico D'Ugo
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision is a novel and promising technique in the treatment of low and middle rectal cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the safety and feasibility of transanal total mesorectal excision versus laparoscopic total mesorectal excision. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study using propensity score matching analysis. SETTINGS: This study was conducted in a single high-volume university hospital...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770317/metachronous-bilateral-ectopic-breast-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Anna Fachinetti, Corrado Chiappa, Veronica Arlant, Matteo Lavazza, Xiaoli Liu, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Pia Pergolizzi, Antonina Catalfamo, Francesca Rovera
An incomplete regression of the mammary line during embryogenesis occurs in 0.2-6% of the population, which may result in the presence of ectopic breast tissue (EBT). The development of a carcinoma in the EBT is a rare event. The authors present a case report of a 76-year-old female patient, with a lobular carcinoma in an abdominal wall EBT submitted to surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy.
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769437/exosome-delivered-micrornas-promote-ifn-%C3%AE-secretion-by-human-plasmacytoid-dcs-via-tlr7
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Valentina Salvi, Veronica Gianello, Sara Busatto, Paolo Bergese, Laura Andreoli, Ugo D'Oro, Alessandra Zingoni, Angela Tincani, Silvano Sozzani, Daniela Bosisio
The excessive production of type I IFNs is a hallmark and a main pathogenic mechanism of many autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In these pathologies, the sustained secretion of type I IFNs is dependent on the improper activation of plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) by self-nucleic acids. However, the nature and origin of pDC-activating self-nucleic acids is still incompletely characterized. Here, we report that exosomes isolated from the plasma of SLE patients can activate the secretion of IFN-α by human blood pDCs in vitro...
May 17, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769266/regulation-of-bdnf-release-by-arms-kidins220-through-modulation-of-synaptotagmin-iv-levels
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Saray López-Benito, Julia Sánchez-Sánchez, Verónica Brito, Laura Calvo, Silvia Lisa, María Torres-Valle, Mary E Palko, Cristina Vicente-García, Seila Fernández-Fernández, Juan P Bolaños, Silvia Ginés, Lino Tessarollo, Juan C Arévalo
BDNF is a growth factor with important roles in the nervous system in both physiological and pathological conditions, but the mechanisms controlling its secretion are not completely understood. Here, we show that ARMS/Kidins220 negatively regulates BDNF secretion in neurons from the central and peripheral nervous systems. Downregulation of the ARMS/Kidins220 protein in the adult mouse brain increases regulated BDNF secretion leading to its accumulation in the striatum. Interestingly, two mouse models of Huntington's disease (HD) showed increased levels of ARMS/Kidins220 in the hippocampus and regulated BDNF secretion deficits...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768934/a-safety-profile-of-medications-used-to-treat-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia
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Ramón García-Sanz, Cristina Jiménez, Verónica González de la Calle, María Eugenia Sarasquete
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a B-cell lymphoproliferative disease with serum IgM monoclonal component and bone marrow infiltration by lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Traditional therapy was based on that regimens used for closely related entities, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia or multiple myeloma. This resulted in a lack of drugs specifically approved for WM, until the discovery of the BTK inhibitors. Areas covered. Two main therapeutic attitudes are possible: 1) conventional therapies based on combinations with alkylating agents or proteasome inhibitors with steroids and anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies, or; 2) new approaches with BTK inhibitors, usually alone...
May 17, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768583/self-reported-weight-and-height-are-valid-measures-to-determine-weight-status-results-from-the-brazilian-national-health-survey-pns-2013
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Naiara Ferraz Moreira, Verônica Gronau Luz, Caroline Camila Moreira, Rosângela Alves Pereira, Rosely Sichieri, Márcia Gonçalves Ferreira, Ana Paula Muraro, Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues
Self-reported measures have been used to obtain weight and height information in some epidemiological surveys. The validation of such information is necessary to guarantee data quality. This study assessed the validity of self-reported weight and height to determine weight status. Data were obtained in the Brazilian National Health Survey, a Brazilian household-based nationwide survey carried out in 2013. In this survey, 40,366 individuals (aged ≥ 18 years) provided self-reported and measured information about weight and height...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768505/multi-site-evaluation-of-the-ln34-pan-lyssavirus-real-time-rt-pcr-assay-for-post-mortem-rabies-diagnostics
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Crystal M Gigante, Lisa Dettinger, James W Powell, Melanie Seiders, Rene Edgar Condori Condori, Richard Griesser, Kenneth Okogi, Maria Carlos, Kendra Pesko, Mike Breckenridge, Edson Michael M Simon, Maria Yna Joyce V Chu, April D Davis, Scott J Brunt, Lillian Orciari, Pamela Yager, William C Carson, Claire Hartloge, Jeremiah T Saliki, Susan Sanchez, Mojgan Deldari, Kristina Hsieh, Ashutosh Wadhwa, Kimberly Wilkins, Veronica Yung Peredo, Patricia Rabideau, Nina Gruhn, Rolain Cadet, Shrikrishna Isloor, Sujith S Nath, Tomy Joseph, Jinxin Gao, Ryan Wallace, Mary Reynolds, Victoria A Olson, Yu Li
Rabies is a fatal zoonotic disease that requires fast, accurate diagnosis to prevent disease in an exposed individual. The current gold standard for post-mortem diagnosis of human and animal rabies is the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test. While the DFA test has proven sensitive and reliable, it requires high quality antibody conjugates, a skilled technician, a fluorescence microscope and diagnostic specimen of sufficient quality. The LN34 pan-lyssavirus real-time RT-PCR assay represents a strong candidate for rabies post-mortem diagnostics due to its ability to detect RNA across the diverse Lyssavirus genus, its high sensitivity, its potential for use with deteriorated tissues, and its simple, easy to implement design...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768278/lower-plasma-klotho-concentrations-are-associated-with-vascular-dementia-but-not-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Gloria Brombo, Francesco Bonetti, Beatrice Ortolani, Mario Luca Morieri, Cristina Bosi, Angelina Passaro, Giovanni B Vigna, Caterina Borgna, Maria Vittoria Arcidicono, Veronica Tisato, Giovanni Zuliani
BACKGROUND: The protein Klotho is involved in biological processes related to longevity, cardiovascular health, and cognition. Serum Klotho levels have been associated with better cognition in animal models; moreover, lower Klotho concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid from subjects with late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) have been reported. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to examine the possible relationship between Klotho plasma concentrations and cognitive status in the elderly...
May 16, 2018: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768031/phytochemical-compounds-and-anti-corrosion-activity-of-veronica-rosea
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Rachid Ouache, Hassina Harkat, Patrick Pale, Kafia Oulmi
The aim of this work is the phytochemical study of the butanolic extract of the aerial parts of Veronica rosea. Four compounds 1-4 have been isolated using different chromatographic methods. The structures of these compounds were determined by NMR spectral analysis and mass spectroscopy. The adsorption and anticorrosion effects of this extract were investigated towards the corrosion of copper in 1 M HNO3 aqueous by the weight loss technique and potentiodynamic polarization. The results showed that the butanolic extract is a good inhibitor and the inhibition efficiency increases with increasing of concentration of the inhibitor...
May 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767999/operando-atomic-force-microscopy-reveals-mechanics-of-structural-water-driven-battery-to-pseudocapacitor-transition
#19
Ruocun Wang, James B Mitchell, Qiang Gao, Wan-Yu Tsai, Shelby Boyd, Matt Pharr, Nina Balke, Veronica Augustyn
The presence of structural water in tungsten oxides leads to a transition in the energy storage mechanism from battery-type intercalation (limited by solid state diffusion) to pseudocapacitance (limited by surface kinetics). Here, we demonstrate that these electrochemical mechanisms are linked to the mechanical response of the materials during intercalation of protons, and present a pathway to utilize the mechanical coupling for local studies of electrochemistry. Operando atomic force microscopy (AFM) dilatometry is used to measure the deformation of redox-active energy storage materials, and to link the local nanoscale deformation to the electrochemical redox-process...
May 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767306/correction-to-results-of-nimotuzumab-and-vinorelbine-radiation-and-re-irradiation-for-diffuse-pontine-glioma-in-childhood
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Maura Massimino, Veronica Biassoni, Rosalba Miceli, Elisabetta Schiavello, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Piergiorgio Modena, Michela Casanova, Emilia Pecori, Felice Giangaspero, Manila Antonelli, Francesca Romana Buttarelli, Paolo Potepan, Bianca Pollo, Raffaele Nunziata, Filippo Spreafico, Marta Podda, Andrea Anichini, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Iacopo Sardi, Loris De Cecco, Udo Bode, Ferdinand Bach, Lorenza Gandola
The therapeutic experience reported in the paper was conceived after the use of nimotuzumab and radiotherapy (BSCPED-05 international multicentric trial, EUDRACT 2005-003100-11) in 2009 when we decided to explore the activity of the same combination plus vinorelbine (see the paper for the rationale).
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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